Monday, May 31, 2010


New raku pieces hot from the kiln

Monday, May 17, 2010

Raku Leaf Ring

I had to show these beautiful pieces that I raku'd yesterday. The ring has a 3D leaf, and would be a stunning shawl pin. And what a great copper flash on the swirl pendant.
I was foolish and really burned myself on the palm of my left hand. I immediately put ice on it and kept it there until I went to bed. All night I clutched a wet paper towel while I slept. When I got up the burn was nearly healed, just a slight tenderness. Water is the cure for burns.

The high heat exposure, and smoke, scare me, but I LOVE the results!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Close Out Sale

Check out my Esty store for bargains galore. Close out pendants $5 - $7.50 and FREE shipping on all close-out items until the end of May!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturdays With Sharleen - Bead Roller Tutorial

Check out every Saturday for I will be posting blogs there on different subjects related to ceramic beads and bead making. Today I have posted a tutorial on using polymer clay bead rollers with earth clay to make beads.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

RAku Tree Donut

I have donated this raku donut textured with a tree design to the Beads of Clay store on Etsy. The raku pieces are so beautiful. It's REALLY fun!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Swap Necklace

The BOC group did a swap in March, ceramic pendant/bead designers exchanged pieces and made necklaces out of the components they received. Here is my piece, I made with a pendant from Denise Michaud. I love the symbolism in the pendant and designed the necklace with a southwest feel, adding a pewter snake as a connector, and adding lizard and snake charms.